Unit standard 18408:
Demonstrate knowledge of fire and emergency warden duties in the workplace.
Under the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) (Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures and Evacuation Schemes) Regulations 2018, building owners must ensure an adequate evacuation procedure is in place.
This training is aimed ensuring workplaces are compliant. Department Heads, Section Leaders, Shift Managers and appointed Evacuation Wardens gain an appreciation of the risks of fire and their responsibilities. They will learn about the causes of fire, the action to be taken and correct evacuation procedures. Courses can be tailored to specific workplace needs.
Evacuation Warden courses ensure participants can:
- Understand the difference between an evacuation scheme and an evacuation.
- Understand an evacuation warden’s role and responsibilities.
- Understand the purpose of trial evacuations and can relate this understanding to their own worksite.
- Carry out a successful evacuation within their own worksite.
Participants will often attend this training following completion of a practical fire extinguisher course. These courses are both half a day, and are usually scheduled on the same day, one following the other.
Fire and Safety Training also train Industrial Rescue squads for industry, including Fonterra, Silver Fern Farms and the Alliance Group.